AGRI 636 - Analyzing and Managing the Business

  • 3 credits

This course focuses on the fundamentals of managing the business of resource management. The student will be able to assimilate, prepare and analyze records and financial statements from the business enterprise and will learn to formulate appropriate budgets from records and other relevant data sources. The student will understand the implications of income taxes and the opportunity cost of capital in business decisions and will devise strategies to manage these issues.

This course has print-based exams that require a proctor. Exams may be taken at the University Testing Center at Colorado State University, or at an accredited College or University Testing Center in your area. To request to take your exam at an accredited testing site in your area, please submit a Proctor Identification Form at least two weeks prior to the first exam in the course.

This course can be applied toward:

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Farm Management, 8th Ed. (2016)
    Kay, Ronald D.; Edwards, William;, and Duffy, Patricia
    ISBN: 978-0073400945


W. Marshall Frasier

(970) 491-6071 |

Dr. Marshall Frasier's research interests focus on the interface between agricultural production and the natural resource base upon which it relies. Historically, he has done significant work in water allocation and water quality as they relate to agricultural production. More recently, he is expanding his emphasis in livestock and grazing management as consistent with his long-held relationship with Integrated Resource Management. Finally, he is developing an emerging interest in formal evaluation and development of curricular and extracurricular programs for undergraduate students.

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